The City-owned bus operator PT Transjakarta conducts a trial phase for three electric buses today, Monday (4/29).
" Surely it has major implications in the future for the survival of future generations"
Its trial starts from Jakarta City Hall - Jalan Medan Merdeka Selatan - Jalan MH Thamrin - HI Roundabout - Jalan MH Thamrin - Jakarta City Hall.
It is attended by Jakarta Governor, Anies Baswedan; City Secretary, Saefullah; Jakarta Transportation Agency Acting Head, Sigit Wijatmoko; as well as PT Transjakarta President Director, Agung Wicaksono.
Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan disclosed that it is time for Jakarta to have eco-friendly public transportation innovations.
"Surely it has major implications in the future for the survival of future generations," he expressed.
In terms of technical business, it is ready for operation with Monas route as an exhibition in order to introduce it to Jakartans.
The trial itself will be held until 6 months ahead. If there are found deficiencies, it will be re-continued until 12 months.
As for the information, the electric bus has a battery powered 324 kWh, which can be used to travel up to 250 kilometers.
If it uses industrial electricity sources, it takes 3.5-4 hours for a single charge using a 40-ampere electric current. Conversely if it uses fast charging 90 amperes, it only takes 2-3 hours.